Or “Some Like it Purple!”
Our last workshop in Birmingham was filled with excited quilters eager to learn how to make basic units such as half-square triangles, hourglass units and flying geese all from 2 1/2” strips with the use of specialty rulers such as the Essential Triangle Tool! YOU CAN TOO!
My Blue Heaven is found under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog and you can sew along with us!
There are also videos under the videos tab to teach you how to make good use of these rulers with easy strips that you already keep on hand.
We played with purple, orange, blue, aqua, and even scrappy civil war – the variations were endless!
Even some REAL 1970s vintage pieces joined some modern ones to play together!
Love the orange with the taupe!
I was asked if I minded someone “NOT” going with a scrappy background. NO!! It’s YOUR quilt, do it how you want to do it. Your project should be a reflection of YOU – your choices, your likes, your vision. I love this background, it was very cool!
Red violet and raspberry!
Bright and bold on grassy green!
And absolutely beautiful in blue!
Chris & Terri!
I’m breaking here for a bit of a segue – Chris and Terri joined us coming all the way from Connecticut. I had a chance to get to know them and they are as fun as they can be. On Tuesday we went and toured Vulcan Park. (Mentioned in yesterday’s post.)
They went back last evening and bought tickets to go up to the TOP of the Vulcan so they could get some photos of long range views of downtown Birmingham and the surrounding area. They sent them to me so I could share them with you:
The text this morning said “The elevator on the Vulcan broke down and we had to hike up 150 steps to get to the top!!” So glad it was you, and not me! LOL!
It was a fabulously amazing scrappy My Blue Heaven day!
You’ll find the rest of our photos in the slide show below:
I left the workshop a few minutes early in an effort to hit the road before rush hour traffic took over. I made it to Cullman by dinner time.
More 4 in 9 blocks in progress!
For those who asked, this block was featured in my Addicted to Scraps column with Quiltmaker Magazine, the October/November 2016 issue.
I have plans for these – let’s watch it evolve!
My day is free today up until set-up time for this evening’s guild presentation.
I’m spending the morning combing through and cleaning out my inbox and taking care of things that need to happen with replies, etc there, and then there is some time for a bit of exploring. I’ve been informed about an antique mall that isn’t too far….guess where you’ll find me!?
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage Churn Dash quilt found in Alabama.
It's true. Your first thoughts can set the tone for your entire day. What are you thinking right now?
Choose to stay positive!